Songwriting Magazine Winter 2019 issue out now

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Our new edition features Miranda Lambert, Gordon Haskell, Shakespears Sister, Isobel Campbell, Kelvin Jones, Judy Collins, Keane, Editors and more

Songwriting is proud to announce the publication of the Winter 2019 edition with Miranda Lambert on the cover. Shortly after discovering that she’d been nominated for another two Grammys, we had the chance to chat with the superstar about new album Wildcard and her songwriting career. This brand new issue of our digital magazine, aimed at songwriters and fans of song-led music, provides readers with 100 pages of interview features with big-name artists and rising stars, songwriting tips and techniques, along with the latest news and reviews of new music and gear.

As well as getting to know Miranda, we find Gordon Haskell as passionate and opinionated about his new songs as he is the state of the music industry, meet one of the most iconic duos of the early 90s, Shakespears Sisters, catch up with Scottish songwriter Isobel Campbell, speak with highly sought-after young musician Kelvin Jones, and spend five minutes with iconic folk artist Judy Collins. Then we get singer-songwriter King Charles to deconstruct the lead single from his latest album.

Other features include How I Wrote Munich by Editors’ Tom Smith, How I Wrote Is It Any Wonder? by Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley and How I Wrote I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) by The Moody Blues’ John Lodge. Plus resurgent country artist Chris Gantry shows us his #SongwritingSurvivalKit, Sunny Ozell shares her Diary Of A Songwriter, and we discover the scene, players, albums and kit that made The 2010s such a fascinating decade. We also introduce new acts Becca Stevens, Aaron Smith and My Little Hum, and some of our past interviewees tell us about The Album That Changed Everything.

In our Technique section, Song Foundry founder Ed Bell presents a selection of 16 song starters, Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Francesca de Valence shows you how to get out of a boredom funk, artist manager and coach Brett Leboff talks about resolving conflicts, and our resident guitar and production aficionado Dave Chrzanowski explains how you can use scales to write songs.

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